Day 15 Food Reboot

Unique Events for the Day:  Day 1 of Week #3.  The smoothie in the evening was strange, but worked.  It was quick to make & filled me up.  Also, I’ve purchased some Vitamin B12 spray as a vegan diet doesn’t offer B12.  The spray version allows for quick and effective absorption.  Also the collard green wrap was fantastic and worth making again & again.

Waking Up:  Went to bed at 11:00 & got up at 6:00am with moderate shooting pains getting out of bed.  Back stiffness was still prevalent through not as bad as yesterday (but still bad).  Right hip pain is noticeable after head weights.  No Denny roll for the morning.

Chiropractor: From now until early next week, I will stop my home rehab (as suggested by my nutritionist & I agree) to allow my body some healing time.

Smoothie Recipe (Banana, Mango, Papaya & Strawberry Smoothie Recipe)
•2 bananas
•4 medium oranges
•4 Cups Kale
•tablespoon of dulse flakes
•Bee Pollen (1 Tablespoon)
•4 to 6 ounces of filtered water

Directions:  Blend the oranges & bananas for 30 seconds.  Blend the rest for another 30 seconds.

Synopsis of Smoothie:  36 fluid ounces!  When I get done with the reboot this week, I’m going to go less on the smoothie & add in something chewy / offsets the smoothie.  The consistency was like a “thicker” water with small bits of kale.  While the taste is fine, it’s just too much for me to drink.   Makes less than 3 glassfuls.

Lunch Menu:  Collard Wrap with Mango Salsa
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 5 or 6 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 2 or 3 slices of red onions
  • 4 fresh figs (or use dried figs), chopped
  • 1 mango
  • 1 small lime
  • 2 large collard leaves

Directions:  In a large bowl, chop and mix everything but the collard leaves, figs
and lime. Next, squeeze the juice from the lime over the mixture and
stir. Fill each lettuce leaf with 1/2 the mixture and top with chopped

Collard Green Roll-up Directions: To roll the collard green, remove the bottom stem by making a “V” cut & start to roll from the “V” cut end.

Synopsis of Lunch: Now this is a wrap!  I highly suggest making this wrap for the taste, variety of vegetables / fruits, and the variety of adding to other dishes.  It is one of the best raw dishes I’ve ever eaten and will do so again.

Dinner Menu:  Smoothie

  • 2 bananas, peeled
  • 5 cups spinach, chopped
  • 3 large apples, cored (subbed 1 apple, 2 kiwi fruit & 1 mango)
  • 4 to 6 ounces filtered water

Synopsis of Meal:  Good subbing 2 kiwi fruits as they add a little bit of texture to the smoothie.  And I just learned that the skin of the Kiwi contains 3 times more of the antioxidants of the pulp.  Made 2 1/2 glassfuls.  The 2nd banana also does make the smoothie creamier.

Evening inflammation check:  Feeling tired but focused on improving the web site today.  The inflammation wasn’t as prevalent today.  By removing my chiropractic routine until early next week, I’m going to go to bed early tonight.

Gas / Bloating Check:  Overall not too bad today.  After talking with my nutritionist today, the gas have a lot to do with my system rebuilding itself.  There are a lot of chemical changes going on & repairs.  Just like a broken bridge, the construction doesn’t look pretty.  But when it gets done, it’ll be brand new.